Sunday, 25 January 2015

Leaves For Chloe – by Pat Elliott + Giveaway

Original Cover
My own copy

The blurb:

A tea-leaf reading.
A prediction of turmoil.
Can your future really be told in a cup?

Chloe is feeling down in the dumps. Her best friend got married, her new boyfriend lives at the other end of the country and her ex won't leave her alone. Can she ever have a settled love life?

She has her fortune told, hoping to find some clues to her future.
Her tea cup reading promises a mixed future, with despair, love, new friends and two men fighting for her love. Only when Chloe finds her true self will the future be the happy one she longs for.

Join Chloe as misery strikes, hope returns and the battle for happiness begins.

My Opinion:

*Book provided by the author in exchange for an honest review*

Leaves For Chloe starts where All in the Leaves stopped, only with a different main character. We know the main character already it’s Chloe, Anna’s best friend. To be honest with you I had my problems with her and her behaviour in All in the Leaves, and I couldn’t understand some of her actions in this book as well, but I got to like her and she’s a great character.

Chloe is in a bad place at the beginning, jealous of her best friend and still dating Howard, who is married. Whenever she tries to break up with him, he finds a way to get her under his spell again. When her beloved dog Josie dies, everything gets worse. There is one light though: Angus. They met in Scotland and then at Anna’s wedding again. She can see a future with him, if only he wouldn’t be so far away. Angus is great: very caring, sweet, just the guy for her.
Getting a new dog, she decides to start anew life and travel the country for a year. Always with hers and Anna’s hotel dream in Scotland back in mind.

On her journey she meets some great people, who become friends. There is Ange and most importantly Shell, a jewellery designer who has a dog and joins her with her adventures. I was really happy for Chloe, that she made such great friends, friends for life, who are there for her 24/7. With Shell there comes David as well, all of them with the plan of ending up in Scotland at one point, to make the hotel dream come true.

Everything seems so great, but there is still Howard, her annoying ex, who turns everywhere, she travels to. He won’t leave her alone and she is confused. Even when she stops traveling to be with the love of her life, Howard finds her. Can she move on?! Adding some drama to the whole things, made the story more intense and authentic.

It’s a story of a woman finding herself and fighting for what she wants. Surprises and sweet gestures made the story unique and special. I felt that some things moved a bit too fast and there were just too many coincidences for my taste.

Pat’s writing is fresh, bubbly, easy-going, loving and sweet. It drew me in immediately and I enjoyed every second of it.

A heart warming story about love, friendship and dreams...


My possible cast:

Chloe: Jenn Proske

Angus: Orlando Bloom

Pat on Twitter: @Feetpaintwords


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